The joy of our work is that no two people are the same and no divorce is ever the same. There is always a different dimension even if it seems that 99% of the detail involved is the same as a divorce you have seen before. There will always be something of a difference which is unique to that party’s marriage.
Most relationships consist of one stronger personality. This doesn’t mean the other is weak, quite the contrary in fact, sometimes the quieter personality knows a different way to achieve their goals. But when it comes to divorce you are either very familiar with the process and know what needs to be done if you have been through this yourself before or helped someone else through it, or you know nothing and the road ahead looks very bleak. That is assuming you can see the road – many struggle to work out the way forward or simply cannot face what is happening.
For many years, we would go as so far to say for too many years, solicitors have added to the friction that married couples experience when one or both decide the marriage has come to an end. Who suffers? The people paying the solicitor’s bill, the children of the family, the parents of the children just about to start divorce, the grandparents, the employers of the party about to start divorce, the friends of the soon to be divorcing couple. WOW! That is an awful lot of people who can be influenced by your decision to get divorced.
That is why we assist parties, either one or both of you, with as much or as little guidance as you want and need including completing forms, financial negotiation, drafting orders, finding out the address of the long lost spouse, wording the statement for divorce, discussing the grounds, and every other aspect of the process. We can assist with as much or as little as you need, cost effectively, time efficiently and not causing more friction at this sensitive time.